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File a Fosamax Bone Lawsuit

Have you suffered a Fosamax bone break? Like many who took the drug, which is supposed to help people with osteoporosis, prophylaxis and Paget’s disease, you may be shocked to have discovered that Fosamax has actually made your bones brittle, causing them to break.

This has been the case for people all over the US, particularly those who took the drug for a long period of time. As you are probably already aware, this is unacceptable. If you have suffered a Fosamax bone break then you must file for compensation from the manufacturer Merck.

Here is a brief look at what has happened so far in the Fosamax case:

  • Fosamax is the brand name for alendronate sodium, discovered by Merck more than 20 years ago. The drug received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1995 and is available by prescription only.
  • By the time the patent on Fosamax expired in 2008, doctors had prescribed the drug twenty million times, earning $3 billion for Merck.
  • Despite the fact that Fosamax is supposed to strengthen bones, studies have showed that it actually causes bones to become brittle and break. A connection has been made between Fosamax and atypical femur fractures, which happens despite little or no impact on the bone.
  • A Journal of the American Medical Association study in February 2011 found Fosamax was three times more likely to cause a bone break in people who had taken the drug over five years. A May 2011 study in the New England Journal of Medicine showed 78% of women who had atypical femur fractures had taken Fosamax. It found Fosamax gave a chance 47.3 times greater of suffering an atypical femur fracture.

As you can see, receiving a Fosamax bone break is something that you absolutely must seek justice for. The way to seek help? With a Fosamax bone attorney. They will be able to file your Fosamax bone lawsuit against the manufacturer or a doctor who prescribed you the drug.

Here is a look at how you can go about filing a Fosamax bone lawsuit with a Fosamax bone lawyer if you have received a femur fracture:

1. Look for a Fosamax bone attorney with the right experience.
It is crucial when seeking a Fosamax bone attorney to oversee your case that you find someone with the experience necessary to see your claim through to completion. You can do this by searching on the internet or calling the law firm directly.

The things you want to look for include experience in medical malpractice law, experience winning these types of cases, experience in class action lawsuits, and knowledge of the Fosamax situation and lawsuits filed so far.

As the issue is relatively new, not all Fosamax bone attorneys are going to have a lot of experience filing Fosamax bone lawsuits so it is more important to look for these other qualities. Most medical malpractice cases are very similar in how they will be approached and filed through the legal system.

2. Find a Fosamax bone attorney who works on a contingency fee basis.
If you have experienced a Fosamax bone break then chances are you are not going to have the finances to afford a top quality lawyer. This will particularly be the case if you have had to fork out money for medical bills and are unable to work.

Also, many people who use Fosamax are elderly so may not have the income to warrant hiring a Fosamax bone attorney. However, you absolutely must pursue your basic right to claim compensation for the injuries you have received.

Luckily there are highly experienced and fully qualified attorneys in the US who work on a contingency fee basis. What this means is that as the client you will not have to pay anything at all to file your claim. The Fosamax bone attorney will only take a percentage of any compensation you receive and which is agreed upon beforehand, if and only if you receive compensation.

3. Seek a consultation with the Fosamax bone attorney.
Once you have found a Fosamax bone attorney who you believe possesses the qualities you require then you should organize to meet with them. Most attorneys will offer a free consultation so check that this is a service that your particular Fosamax bone attorney offers.

In the consultation, the Fosamax bone attorney will go through all the aspects in your case relating to your Fosamax femur break. Be sure to provide the Fosamax bone attorney with everything they may require. They will then be able to use this information to determine whether your Fosamax bone break case merits pursuing further through the legal system.

4. Settlement or trial in your Fosamax bone break case.
Once you have a Fosamax bone attorney fighting your case by your side you can decide on whether you prefer your case to be settled and for how much or whether you prefer the case goes to trial. You might even wish for your case to be filed as part of a class action lawsuit.

Make this information clear to the Fosamax bone attorney at the start of the process. It might not always be possible but they will take this into account in order to ensure your wishes in your Fosamax bone case are met.

5. Hire a Fosamax bone attorney from Ketchmark and McCreight, P.C.
The Fosamax bone attorneys at Ketchmark and McCreight, P.C. are very experienced and qualified medical malpractice law. So if you have a Fosamax bone break case, do not hesitate to contact our attorneys.

We are also special as we offer services that many other personal injury law firms are unable or choose not to offer, such as professional counseling and trial preparation techniques. Find out more about the Fosamax bone attorneys at Ketchmark and McCreight, P.C. in this article entitled Fosamax Bone Attorneys You Can Rely On.

You should also contact us at Ketchmark and McCreight, P.C. if you would like to arrange a free consultation with one of our Fosamax bone attorneys about the particulars of your Fosamax case.

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